MEXICO CITY: Mexico's box office record was broken for the second time in less than four months thanks to a comedy about a playboy whose life is upended by a baby's arrival.
The movie, "Instructions Not Included," has been seen by nearly 8.7 million people in just 10 days in Mexican theaters, garnering $27.3 million, according to Mexican broadcaster Televisa, the film's co-producer.
The film, starring and directed by popular Mexican comic Eugenio Derbez, had already broken a record in the United States by becoming the most seen Spanish-language movie in US box office history.
In Mexico, the movie shattered the previous record set this year by another comedy, "Nosotros Los Nobles" ("We Are the Nobles"), which attracted more than 7.2 million over 15 weeks on movie screens.
The old record was held by "The Crime of Father Amaro," a drama that was seen by 5.2 million people in Mexican movie theaters in 2002.
"Instructions Not Included" is the tale of Valentin, a bachelor from Acapulco who suddenly must raise a baby girl when a former lover leaves the one-year-old child on his doorstep.